Successful India tour recipe for Ashes selection, says George Bailey

Australia ODI skipper for the upcoming ODI tour of India George Bailey feels that doing well in the subcontinent could earn the players ticket to play the return Ashes leg in Down Under, starting next month.

updated: October 04, 2013 13:03 IST
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Sydney: Australia head to India on Saturday for a one-day series against the world champions with selectors making clear that players have the chance to force themselves into the frame for Ashes selection.

The 14-man squad contains just three players who featured in the fifth Test against England at the Oval in August - all-rounders Shane Watson and James Faulkner and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

Others are either injured or will be playing Sheffield Shield cricket, which more closely resembles Test cricket, in preparation for the return Ashes series that starts in Brisbane on November 21.

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